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Until Dec 22, 1942, this is how Americans saluted the flag. It was amended to the hand over heart method. We can imagine why...

Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capital Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

Shirley Chisholm was the first African American female member of Congress, then first African American candidate for President.

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

U.S. Marshals escorting the brave Ruby Bridges. One of the first African Americans to attend a white school.

Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy Salute so named after Francis Bellamy who wrote the pledge of allegiance in 1892. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart.

Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy salute. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart.

September 8, 1892 - The Pledge of Allegiance is first recited. The original text was, "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." The phrase "under God" was added in 1954 during the height of the Cold War.

British soldiers liberated from a Japanese POW camp in Sumatra sit on the steps of an Allied ambulance reading about and discussing the American atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. Singapore. August 1945.

Ben Kuroki - flew a total of 58 combat missions during World War II, and is the only Japanese-American in the United States Army Air Forces to serve in combat operations in the Pacific theater of World War II.

Southern U.S. soldiers wave the rebel battle flag of their ancestors in Vietnam. Date, location, and regiment unknown.

An impressive view of the commander and gunner of a Panzer IV tank as part of an armored unit moving across the Russian steppe toward a road in the distance at the base of a shallow valley. Note the flare gun on the right hand hatch lid. Robust and reliable, the Panzer IV saw service in all German combat theaters, and it was the only German tank to remain in continuous production throughout the war from 1936 to 1945. It even saw combat with Syrian forces in the Six Day War of 1967.

Robert Wadlow, the world’s tallest man in history, with his parents and siblings in alton, illinois, 1935 he continued to grow until his death at 22 when he was 8'11" tall. despite health problems, he never used a wheelchair